Just taking risks for risk’s sake, that doesn’t do it for me. I’m willing to take risks that I think are worth it, and I’ve worked so hard to make sure that I survive.
– Chris Hadfield
War is an incredible risk for countries, their populations and the world and the men and women who fight them. If it is all risk and no reward, as some people are making out the Vietnam war to be, the no reward falls squarely on the shoulders of vocal people “back home.” When you “go home” the welcome has to be a recognition of the risk and the rewards. Vietnam had no “going home.”